She has a preference for peas rather than carrots.
Preference is liking one thing or one person better than others.
An example of preference is when you like peas better than carrots.
- a preferring or being preferred; greater liking
- the right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim
- something preferred; one's first choice
- a giving of priority or advantage to one person, country, etc. over others, as in payment of debts or granting of credit
- such priority or advantage
Origin of preferenceMiddle French préférence ; from Medieval Latin praeferentia ; from Classical Latin praeferens, present participle of praeferre, to prefer
- a. The selecting of someone or something over another or others: has a decided preference for travel by train.b. The right or chance to make a choice: The program offers you the preference to use the mouse or function keys.c. Someone or something so chosen or preferred: What are your musical preferences? See Synonyms at choice.
- The state of being preferred; favor over others: applicants who received preference for the job.
- Law a. A priority of payment given to one or more creditors by an insolvent debtor.b. The right of a creditor to priority of payment.c. The presentation of a case as ready for consideration.d. The formal presentation of criminal charges against someone.
- The granting of precedence or advantage to one country or group of countries in levying duties or in other matters of international trade.
Origin of preferenceMiddle English preferraunce, preferment, from Old French preference, from preferer, to prefer; see prefer.
- The selection of one thing or person over others.
- The option to so select, and the one selected.
- Can I keep my preferences when I upgrade to the new version of this application?
- The state of being preferred over others.
- A strong liking or personal valuation.
- A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
- Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.
preference - Legal Definition
A debtor’s transferring of property to a creditor in advance of filing a bankruptcy petition, so that the creditor receives more than would have been received under bankruptcy, to the detriment of other creditors.